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Van Persie excited about working with Man Utd boss Van Gaal

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is thrilled manager Louis van Gaal will be in charge at Old Trafford. Van Persie says he owes Van Gaal everything after becoming a leading star on the international stage.

"Personally, I'm in my best period," he told The Blizzard magazine. "Van Gaal gave me all the confidence I can ask for.

"He made me the main striker, my favourite position. At last. He made me captain. I owe him something. So I will be as sharp as a knife in Brazil.

"I will walk on fire for him if I have to. Like the rest of the team. We have a lot of options. Our coach has a lot of choices over there. I think we are going to do something special: like in 2010 but hopefully this time winning the final.

"In recent history, Holland have always been among the contenders for the World Cup.

"We have a great team. A good mix of experience, skill and young talent. For a lot of us it will be the last chance, the last cry of a generation. Players like me. Like Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart and others.

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